Trees and shrubs by leaf shape (or winter twigs)



Choose from: Leaves or Twigs;



Choose from the following 9 groups:-

Trees - needle lvs
Shrubs - narrow/linear lvs
Lvs broad (entire or fine teeth)
Toothed or randomly lobed

Lvs shallowly palmate
Deeply divided - palmate
Deeply - Pinnate
Spines or no leaves

Bare twigs

Linear or needle-like (length >6 x breadth)(not Conifers)


Leaves oval (length < 6x breadth) to circular; entire or small teeth only, with branching veins - Select either:


Oval (+/- entire) - Opposite:



Oval (+/- entire) - Alternate

Small shrubs < c.40cm;     Large shrubs/small trees;      Trees;  


Oval (+/- entire) - Alternate - Small shrubs < c.40cm


Oval (+/- entire) - Alternate - larger shrubs (>40cm.) to small trees

Choose from : Deciduous      or      Evergreen

Deciduous alternate entire lvs - shrubs


Evergreen alternate entire lvs - shrubs


Oval entire (+/- fine teeth) - Trees


Leaves toothed or irregularly lobed (starting with smaller plants)


Leaves shallowly palmately lobed


Leaves deeply palmately divided (including ternate)


Leaves deeply pinnately divided


No Leaves or only spines


Dwarf Southern coastal plants:


Winter twigs:


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Spiny stems:


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Non-spiny stems: BUDS ALTERNATE (Smaller to bigger plants)


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Non-spiny stems: BUDS OPPOSITE (Smaller to bigger plants)


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